Heavy Loads, Crazy Traffic, No Help Along the Way...
We've done quite a few issues of incredibly outrageous pics in our Crazy Logistics Series, but today we are going to focus on one particular area of human ingenuity - carrying loads, the more the better, in as few runs back-and-forth as possible.
Overloaded in Tchad!
These transports near Ounianga, Tchad, need to take as many supplies as possible (especially lots of water) for the long and arduous desert crossing:
The following images show pretty epic use of bicycles... though one must wonder if all the loads got to their destination without losing some along the way:
We heard some describing such images as "Difficulty level: Asian". Most of these images indeed come from Asian countries - and here we have a humorous comparison, which has nothing to do with reality, of course:
Here bricks almost obscure a man: definitely not the way to load your bicycle:
Some teamwork is necessary to bring the load home (right image):
The load on the right image below is starting to come apart at the seams... hope he makes it:
A man transports used pots of paints to sell in a market in Dhaka, Bangladesh:
And then this image seems really puzzling: it's hard to believe that such heavy load can be evenly distributed not to squash the puny tray and the bicycle:
Incredible Feats of Professional Load Lifting
This amazing stunt was not Photoshopped in any way. This is a real demonstration of the power of Liebherr cranes and the skills of their operators, which took place at ‘2012 Customer Days’ event at Ehingen manufacturing facility in Germany - read the full story here
"The highlight of the machine demonstrations was the LR 13000 lifting the three smaller cranes. This particularly tricky lift was the brain-child of Hans-Dieter Willim, Liebherr’s chief crane designer. The LR 13000 has a maximum load moment of 65,000 tonnes... The combination of counterweights, base machine, booms and load meant that a total weight of 5,000 tonnes was applied by the LR 13000 crawlers to the concrete base".
And we finish with a pretty unique way of loading up the train...
In 1974, Chevrolet Vega cars were being transported via special rail cars known as "Vert-A-Pac":
... which seems pretty efficient use of space, provided the cars are properly secured inside. Somebody should make a car chase with stunts involving "Vert-A-Pac" rail cars!
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